President of Asia Pacific, MSD
With an increasing number of Australians looking to put their superannuation payments into investments that try to make the world a better place, Kirstin Hunter is making sure they have credible options regarding where to place their money.
Hunter is managing director at Australian retail superannuation fund Future Super. In May she was promoted to cofounder, with the company saying she would be responsible for identifying market opportunities and developing strategic business plans, as well as continuing to build Future Super's market position.
Hunter’s main niche is in ethical investing. Future Super offers three superannuation investment options, all of which are fossil-free and ethically driven. It uses a screening system that directs money away from companies and industries deemed to create harm.
Hunter has also been a driving force in a number of Future Super’s more progressive customer initiatives.
One of her offerings, BabyBump, sets out to help alleviate gender inequality in the superannuation system, in particular the problem of employers not paying super when staff need to take parental leave. The program gives fee rebates to members who have become new parents for the period they are on parental leave.